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Charity Details

BirdCare Aotearoa

Registration details

March 31
Name change history
Name Effective Date
New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust 30/01/2009
BirdCare Aotearoa 19/07/2022

Address for service

PO Box 80252
Green Bay
74 Avonleigh Road
Green Bay

Charity's other details

021 08437146
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BirdCare Aotearoa

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

NZ Bird Rescue is a dedicated wild bird rehabilitation facility responding to avian casualties, primarily, in the Auckland region and aiding with technical and educational support to all rehabilitation facilities and wildlife agencies in NZ. Avian patients are admitted because they are sick, orphaned or injured. Each bird is examined by a member of the clinical team, its care and rehabilitation planned to ensure professional, science-based rehabilitation and appropriate nutritional support to ensure its recovery. The goal is to release all healthy and fully recovered birds back to the wild.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Provides services (e.g. care / counselling)

Rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and inferred bird life.

Care / protection of animals

Education / training / research, Environment / conservation


General public

Entity Structure

Trustees, staff and volunteers. There are currently a team of five Trustees, a full-time General Manager, three veterinarians comprising a full-time Clinical Manager, a part-time Clinician and a supervising veterinarian, a full-time and two part-time Avian Rehabilitators, a part-time Administration/Accounts Manager and a part-time Volunteer Manager. Seasonal Avian Nursery Rehabilitators are employed from October to March. Volunteer support was provided by 64 team members. Community groups such

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.


The first annual return due on the 30/09/2009 will cover less than six months after the charity is registered. For this reason the charity should be granted an exemption to filling their first annual return under s41 (1), and the first annual return will be due by the 30/09/2010.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/09/2023 - - - To be filed To be filed
30/09/2022 9/12/2022 $540,929 $704,740
30/09/2021 13/07/2021 $533,129 $571,394
30/09/2020 2/09/2020 $174,246 $551,040
30/09/2019 19/04/2020 $131,604 $434,276
30/09/2018 4/03/2019 $204,248 $358,749
30/09/2017 18/10/2018 $229,445 $196,766
30/09/2016 28/11/2016 $147,301 $110,327
30/09/2015 10/11/2015 $193,753 $157,271
30/09/2014 25/09/2014 $151,132 $151,501

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Jill Lisbeth Somerfield Trustee 26/04/2022
Christopher Roland Ferkins Trustee 21/09/2021
Daniel James Higgins Trustee 21/09/2021
Sarah Anne Mansell Trustee 21/09/2021

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
James Charles Russell Trustee 31/12/2022
Gillian Ruth Vaughan Trustee 25/10/2022
Lorne George Roberts Trustee 31/01/2022
Alice Joyce Worsley Trustee 31/12/2021
Janice Patricia Avey Chair 8/07/2021
Dianne Falls Paton Trustee 18/06/2021
Jitske van den Heever Trustee 3/02/2021
Miriam Clare Whelan Board Trustee 8/05/2020
Yvonne Therese Dufaur Trustee 7/06/2019
Lois Hannah Trustee 10/04/2018

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
6/01/2023 NOC034
12/12/2022 NOC033
2/08/2022 NOC031
25/07/2022 NOC030
19/07/2022 NOC028
19/07/2022 NOC027
11/05/2021 NOC025
3/09/2020 NOC024
24/08/2020 NOC022
18/02/2019 NOC018

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